Q: Where did Daryl Johnston get the nickname "Moose"?
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A: The Dallas Cowboys fullback was first given the name about four years ago by quarterback Babe Laufenberg, now a commentator during game broadcasts for the team. Johnston's road to "Moosedom" began at a team meeting.
"We had all these 5-foot-9 running backs at the time -- all little guys," Laufenberg said. "Daryl was in the back of the pack when they came in, and I said something like, 'Look at all the deer, and there's a big ol' moose behind them.'"
Though Cowboys radio announcer Brad Sham described Johnston as "the magnificent Caribou" during one game, the "Moose" name stuck, and numerous calls for the large antler-bearing mammal can be heard during home and road games.
The nickname has spawned T-shirts, foam antlers and other Moose-abilia, but Laufenberg said he hasn't received a cut. "My mom did send me a stuffed moose," he said. "I should've gotten a trademark."